Mark Schaefer Wordsmithing
Mark Schaefer Wordsmithing

Mark Schaefer Wordsmithing

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Introduction: I am a professional wordsmith and a lifelong scholar of language. I can help you with editing your writing, offering style and usage guidance, and making your writing more accessible to a broader audience. I can also provide translations of your document into and from a number of languages. If you want your words to shine, I can help.

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Hired 14 times

Serves Bethesda, MD

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30 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Hernan V.

Resume Writing

I was looking for a resume writer that I could afford. He was affordable and quick. He called me one hour after my request as I asked him to. He wrote the resume two days later and it was perfect. I highly recommend Mark!
Nov 18, 2021
Rima A.

Writing and Editing Services

Mark helped me in editing my essay. I liked how I got it quickly with many changes that made the essay well readable. I highly recommend him, and for sure I will ask his assistance as I need it.
Oct 6, 2021
Terry S.

Writing and Editing Services

Mark was exceptional in assisting me with two projects. Very responsive, skillful writer and editor.
Nov 7, 2021
Irina C.


I highly recommend Mark for work quality, responsiveness and punctuality.
Oct 12, 2021
Elizabeth R.

Mark is one of the very few people I would trust to edit my work. He is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough, and he always carefully listens to my concerns and priorities and answers my questions. I recommend him enthusiastically to students and professional writers alike.
Sep 28, 2021

License Type: Attorney - DC Bar (DC)

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License Type: Attorney (NY)

License verified on 10/27/2021

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Mark Schaefer


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My prices are reasonable and I am willing to make need-based adjustments or use a flat-fee structure rather than hourly. My hourly rates are as follows: Proofreading: $35 Editing: $50 Translation: $50 Ghostwriting/Contract Writing: $65 Developmental Editing: $75 Please note that I do not accept Contract Writing work that is intended to be passed off as original academic work. If you are a student and struggling with a writing project, I am happy to help you develop your ideas into an acceptable written form but I will not do your homework for you.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first thing we do is identify the scope of the work and the type of work you'd like done. For example, you might tell me that you have a 5,000-word document that needs simple proofreading. Or you might say that you have a 10,000-word document that needs in-depth editing and revision. Next, you'll let me know what you need the work for. This helps me to ensure that the style and usage I'm editing are appropriate for your audience. From that initial description, I will give you an estimate of how long I think that will take me and what the likely costs might be. If those are acceptable, then we will proceed.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have training in language and linguistics, and I have been writing professionally for decades. I am a published author and have years of experience helping people to revise and rework texts to increase clarity and improve style.

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